Seven healthy habits may help cut dementia risk, study says Researchers present initial findings from a study that followed thousands of US women for about 20 years. Seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors may play a role in reducing the risk of dementia, according to a two decade-long study. Being active, eating a better diet,
Six lifestyle choices to slow memory decline named in 10-year study Over-60s who combined more healthy lifestyle choices enjoyed most benefit, found by researchers A new study of more than 29,000 older adults has identified six habits — from eating a variety of foods to regularly reading or playing cards — that are linked with
Practical steps at the start of dementia The symptoms and diagnosis may be scary and overwhelming, but among the myriad questions is a raft of legal issues to consider. Every hour, 10 Australians are diagnosed with dementia, a degenerative, terminal disease that strips people of their memory and independence. An estimated 472,000 people in Australia
9 foods that may help save our memory as we get older 🤗 Healthy eating lowers your risk of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. Whilst it’s still not yet clear if that’s also true for Alzheimer’s disease, it’s not a lost cause in any case. Here are 9 foods that researchers think will keep your
Five simple tricks to help you remember names Yes, we all forget names, and often in the few seconds after we hear them. Most of the time this phenomenon is due to a lack of attention or concentration. Also, most names have no specific meaning and are thus hard to memorise. “There is no such
Why you should give Wordle a go Discover the mental and social benefits of playing Wordle If you’re group chat or social media feed has become cluttered with those tiny red, amber and green tiles – then you’ve seen Wordle. If you enjoy daily crosswords and word games, Wordle might just be the daily challenge
7 powerful benefits to continued learning as an adult Getting older has its challenges. But how we take on these challenges defines them as positive or negative. A number of scientific studies over the years shows that a healthy mix of both physical and intellectual activity as we age helps us maintain our overall well-being.
12 techniques to improve your concentration Did you know that once we get distracted, it takes on average 25 minutes to return to our original task? What’s more concerning, according to a Microsoft Corp study, humans now have a shorter attention span than a goldfish. Where a goldfish can hold their attention spans for 9
13 benefits of learning a musical instrument as we get older It’s never too late to gain the benefits of learning a musical instrument. Our last article revealed the powerful benefits of learning a musical instrument after 60. One of the studies we discovered focussed on the impact of individual piano instruction on adults between
Powerful benefits of learning a musical instrument after 60 It’s never too late to gain the benefits of learning a musical instrument. One study specifically focussed on the impact of individual piano instruction on adults between the ages of 60 and 85. After six months, those who had received piano lessons showed more robust gains
Using non-thermal ultrasound procedures to treat Alzheimer’s disease Neurological disorders such as dementia and its major form, Alzheimer’s disease, are an ongoing and increasing challenge for our ageing population. Sadly, the disorders remain incurable as there are limitations in existing treatments such as drugs and surgical therapies, due to their difficulty in accessing the brain.
How to beat depression after being diagnosed with dementia Dementia is a pervasive collection of symptoms, including memory loss, confusion, personality change, multi-sensory challenges, and apathy, caused by a number of disorders affecting the brain. These symptoms can make it very challenging for people living with Dementia to carry out everyday tasks. But as renowned
Reduce your stress levels to improve memory 🧠✔️ Research has found that chronic and acute stress have adverse effects on memory processing systems. Therefore, it is important to find ways to reduce the amount of stress in your life if you’re trying to improve your memory. Do you tend to forget things when you’re stressed?
15 Myths about exercise and older adults 💪✅ Exercise can help make you stronger, prevent bone loss, improve balance and coordination, lift your mood, boost your memory, and ease the symptoms of many chronic conditions. “Exercise is almost always good for people of any age,” says Chhanda Dutta, PhD, chief of the Clinical Gerontology Branch
19 Health benefits of extra virgin olive oil 😊 The health benefits of olive oil are unrivalled, and research reveals more benefits nearly every day. Olive oil is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet — an essential nutritional mainstay for the world’s longest-living cultures. Olive oil is made from the fruit of the olive tree,